Category Archives: Practice Management

Practice Management: A successful healthcare facility or clinic must not only take care of patients. It must also be adept at handling the typical administrative tasks that are required in any other business, such as financial planning, human resources, staffing concerns, insurance, and more. Find the latest advice and articles concerning the business side of medicine.

What is information therapy?

As doctors, we educate and inform patients every day. Some people call this patient education or patient communication. I like to call it information therapy, which can be defined as a prescription of the right information, for the right patient, at the right time, to help make a better health… 

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Five free and simple Google tools useful for Indian physicians

Google has arguably been the single greatest influence on the World Wide Web since the company launched in the late 1990s. Google has given us a whole stable of free and easy- to-use tools that can make online personal and professional tasks easier and better. “Google has given us a… 

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What you need to know about communicating with patients through social media and email

The Internet has created new, innovative ways to research and communicate. A large number of Indian doctors are now using the Internet for purposes such as Google searches for clinical and business information, community building and branding, and communicating via email and social media for business and personal purposes. “The… 

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Empower patients to take an active role in their care by interpreting medical reports

Whenever I see a patient for the first time in my specialty infertility clinic, I ask her to bring her records with her and to interpret her own medical reports. This gives me a good sense of how much the patient understands about her medical problem and treatment options. “I… 

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Maximize your time at medical conferences to create take-home value

Attending a clinical seminar or medical society meeting is a commitment of time and money, and it’s important to get the most out of each one.  “Whatever new ideas or management points I learn, I note them down systematically somewhere—diary, laptop—as these are my take-home points and I might not… 

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Why doctors like to dislike electronic health records

Doctors like to dislike electronic health records (EHRs). Over the years, many surveys have tried to pinpoint the physicians who are more likely to be satisfied by their EHRs.  “In medicine, patient data are the source of all decisions. Electronic health records make data retrieval easier, and thus the quality… 

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What you need to know about the mHealth revolution that’s taking hold in India

With a large penetration of mobile phones in the country—currently more than 900 million cellular phone subscriptions—India’s medical community is realizing that the adoption of mHealth will play a key role in improving access and quality of healthcare in the country. mHealth, short for mobile health, is the use of… 

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